Lecturers
Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Cynthia W. Shelmerdine is Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor, emerita, in the Classics Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Her specialty is the Aegean Bronze Age, particularly...
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Rita Sodha
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Rita Sodha is an Indian art expert who specializes in prehistoric, tribal, folk, and popular art, as well as Indian painting. Rita has led several study tours throughout India since 2008, and...
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Miriam T. Stark
Professor Miriam T. Stark has worked in Southeast Asian archaeology since 1987 and currently directs field-based archaeological research programs in Cambodia that focus on political economy and state formation. She is a co-director of the Lower...
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Tarek Swelim
Tarek Swelim is Associate Professor of Islamic Art & Architecture, and Urban Design & Architecture, on the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. A native Egyptian, he is an expert on the art, architecture...
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Ben Thomas
Ben Thomas is the Director of Programs for the Archaeological Institute of America and an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music. He was introduced to archaeology and anthropology at Brandeis University (B.A.) and received...
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Alexandre Tokovinine
Alexandre Tokovinine is a Maya epigrapher and archaeologist. He participated in several projects in Guatemala, including the Holmul Archaeological Project and Proyecto Arqueológico de Investigación y Rescate Naranjo. Alexandre received his Ph.D. in...
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Gocha Tsetskhladze
Gocha Tsetskhladze (Ph.D. Moscow, D.Phil. Oxford) is a classical archaeologist who specializes in ancient Greek colonization and the archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Caucasia, Anatolia, and Central and Eastern Europe in the first...
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Val Turner
Dr. Val Turner has been Shetland’s Regional Archaeologist since the post was created in 1986, and she lives in Shetland on a small croft with her husband. She has Project Managed two big excavations and public access projects on behalf of her...
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Shelley Wachsmann
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Shelley Wachsmann is the Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, where he has been teaching courses in ancient seafaring and biblical archaeology since 1990. Born...
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Joyce C. White
Joyce C. White will share insights with you throughout this journey. Dr. White has worked in Southeast Asian archaeology since the mid-1970s and currently directs a field-based archaeological research program in northern Laos that focuses on the...
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